2012 Data Snapshot – Arizona has 5th Highest Rate of Kids in High Poverty AreasFebruary 23, 2012
Children living in areas of high poverty, defined as census tracts with poverty rates higher than 30%, are more likely go hungry, live in inadequate housing and lack proper health care. Research has shown that’s true no matter what the household income is for that child.
253,000 children in Arizona – 16% of all kids – live in high poverty areas. Apache and Navajo counties have the highest rates of children living in areas of concentrated poverty.